Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mont-Royal (Day 2)

Today was a fairly uneventful day. I'm still feeling sick. I'm well enough to go to work, but in the evenings I just want to put on sweat pants and sleep. I'm terrible.

The highlight of the day was when two of my co-workers took me on a "walk around Montreal," which turned out to be a walk up Mont-Royal, the big mountain beside the downtown core and McGill University. I'm all for climbing mountains, but going up lots of hills and stairs was pretty gruelling for a guy who blew through 2/3 of a full-size box of Kleenex over the last two days. No joke, I had a solid four inches of crumpled tissue in my garbage each day. Bletch.

Complaining aside, it was a fun hike with people who I could be working with for the next year, and the view from the top was really neat:
O hay thar lady

In the middle picture, my building is right beside the building in the exact centre (but you can't see it, because it's shorter) in the Place Ville Marie complex. 

A co-worker in Saskatoon sent me a detailed list of restaurants to check out - I've gotta try the best poutine in town, followed by the best smoked meat sandwich in town. I'm hoping to do that this weekend. 

After work I grabbed a bottle of scotch and scarfed down a quick Korean food-court supper. Now it's 7pm, I've got everything on my checklist (laptop, scotch, Kleenex) and it's time for a quiet night.